Configure the Hotspot for External Guest Authentication

After you configure your external web server for external guest authentication, you can configure the hotspot on the XTM device to use the web server for hotspot authentication.

Before you begin, you must Enable a Hotspot.

To configure the External Guest Authentication settings for your hotspot:

  1. On the Hotspot Configuration page, select the Enable Hotspot check box.
  2. From the Hotspot Type drop-down list, select External Guest Authentication.
    The External Guest Authentication settings appear.

Screen shot of the Wireless page, Hotspot tab, with Hotspot Type External Guest Authentication selected

  1. In the Shared Secret and Confirm text boxes, type the shared secret.
    This must be the same shared secret the external web server uses to create the checksum value it sends with the access decision.
  2. In the Authentication URL text box, type the URL of the authentication page on the external web server.
    The Authentication URL must begin with https:// or http:// and must specify the IP address of the web server, not a domain name.
    For example, http://10.0.2.80:8080/auth.html.
  3. In the Authentication Failure URL text box, type the URL of the authentication failure page on the external web server.
    The Authentication Failure URL must begin with https:// or http:// and must specify the IP address of the web server, not a domain name.
    For example, http://10.0.2.80:8080/failure.html.

When you enable external guest authentication, these policies are automatically created:

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